Crustacean

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3.4 rating over 6 reviews

310-205-8990

9646 Little Santa Monica Blvd ( )

Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4402

Neighborhoods: Beverly Hills

 
Description: Crustacean is a European, Asian, and Seafood restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid more than $50, and tipped between 15% to 18%.
Tags: European, Asian, Seafood, Vietnamese, and Beverly Hills
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  • 115 dishes entered by diners at Crustacean
  • 2 users want to eat at Crustacean
  • 2 users love Crustacean

Diner Survey Results (4 responses)
Overall: 75%   
Pros

  • "The atmosphere was nice....."
Cons
  • "Service was horrible people were seated after I was. I sat for about 45 mins people that after me where served before me, I brought it to my waitress attention she did nothing I had to ask the busboy for a manager, food finally came out after an hour the"

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  • 6 reviews
  • First reviewed by Fannie
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Crustacean

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Garlic Noodles and seafood

Our food adventure tonight brought us to Crustacean. Originally we had planned elsewhere, but we were too late in planning and couldn’t get a decent time for the ten of us. Fortunately, one of us remembered an old favorite – Crustacean.

I don’t usually crave red meat nor seafood with shells (like crustaceans), but in this case – I had to order An’s Famous Roasted Crab with An’s garlic sauce and secret spices as a Cracked Dungeness Crab. Two other friends ordered the same thing. Another order the Drunken Crab – Whole Dungeness Crab simmered in sake, chardonnay, garlic, and scallions, and yet another had the Dungeness Crab Out of Shell. We also had an order of the Whole Main Lobster with An’s Famous Garlic Noodles. And three orders of the special fish of the day – seabass.

I had been to Crustacean before, but had ordered chicken or something stupid . . . without following one of my mantra’s. One of my mantra’s is to make sure you order what the Restaurant is known for, rather than think too much about something else. Once I was about to order chicken at Mastro’s then almost getting laughed out of the restaurants by at Bachelor party dinner. Anyways. . . this time around, I knew I had to get some seafood with a shell.

So after mulling over the crab and lobster, I finally picked the Cracked Dungeness Crab. Yes, I was a bit lazy in getting one that was cracked, but not too lazy in not getting the Dungeness Crab out of the shell. I guess I was indecisive about it – not a good trait for guys. Anyways. . . I admit I was initially scared when I saw the beast staring at me, piled high on the plate with the big shell on top. This was a huge portion. Then I went at it. After a couple of minutes, I ignored my fork and shell cracker and went all out with my hands and teeth. I was cracking the shells, like a kid or an animal, with my jaw and almost sucking the meat out. I had the garlic sauce drenched almost to my wrists. Mr. F even got his watch band soaked with the sauce. I licked my fingers as if I was at home with nobody watching. Luckily, I wasn’t the only one. The bibs did help, but not to my friends around as a shell whizzed past them from my feast. There was so much crab, that I wasn’t able to finish it. . . such a shame.

But I have reason why I wasn’t able to finish – two words – GARLIC NOODLES! In fact, that was the only thing I was looking forward to. I read somewhere that the matriarch of the family doesn’t teach anyone how to prepare these noodles. She has a special room in which she makes the noodles herself. Crazy, but I wouldn’t be surprised. These noodles have a butter taste and a perfect texture when you eat. . . not chewy or too soft. The simple meatless and vegatableless side dish is a must-order. I can’t explain it anymore, but these carbs would make any Aktins practitioner rethink their diet.

I would also recommend not getting the mango lobster salad or the coconut tempura shrimp, not because it isn’t good, but because you wouldn’t have room to finish your entree. The salad has huge pieces of lobster, which we were arguing who should finish. The shrimp was also tasty with the fried coconut shavings, as an underrated dish.

Anyways . . . Crustacean is ideal Los Angeles style fabulous seafood restaurant.

Dishes I tried:

An's Garlic Noodles

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Outstanding. Don’t forget to order.

Warm Lobster Mango Salad

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Very Good Appetizer

Ans Famous Roasted Crab

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It was very tasty.

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Service was great, seating arrangements were kindly accom...

Service was great, seating arrangements were kindly accomodated. Interior of the restaurant is very nice, the food was good. The sampler appetizer was delicious, must try the roasted crab and garlic noodle as it’s their signature, the tiger prawns also had an amazing taste. It was a bit loud since there was a band playing in the dining area where we were seated, perhaps it was because it’s the weekend. If you’re by the Bay Area, must try PPQ Dungeness Island, their roasted crab and garlic noodle can be compare to Crustacean’s at a lower price.

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Decor here is pretty awesome. The glass walk way with the...

Decor here is pretty awesome. The glass walk way with the lit up koi pond underneath is something to see.

The food is over-rated. The braised short ribs were either way too salty or needed a bit more rice to accompany it. The coaster sized cake of flashed fried “wasabi” rice wasn’t cutting it. The garlic noodle is chow mein noodles with butter and garlic. It looks more at home in a foam take out box than in an "upscale"ish restaurant.

The food isn’t too overpriced. At $25-$40 a plate it’s about mid scale. The service wasn’t snooty as yelp makes it out to be. We were seated promptly and our waiter was attentive.

I probably wouldn’t come here again. Nothing on the menu makes me want to come back. Unless it was on someone else’s expense card (ahem. Hoiling. haha.)

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February 7, 2010

  • 3 star rating
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Great Bar, Good Food, Expensive !!!

Good: They have a beautiful bar with koi fish river that you walk over. The food is good but not quite up to the price they charge. My advise, visit the bar for a drink and have dinner elsewhere; unless your on a corporate expense…

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October 26, 2009

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Good food but...

They say that good things wait. But the more than half hour you spend waiting for your food is ridiculous. We were waiting for our food longer than we ate it. In fairness to them, though, they serve really good food. I had chicken…

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February 13, 2008

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Fabulous for fish.

I went here a couple of years ago on my birthday and was very pleased. As you can tell from the name, they have great seafood, which I love. The place itself is very pretty...I loooved the aquarium underneath the floor! You can walk on…

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Crustacean is located near the cities of London, Century City, Beverly Hills Ca, Mound, and Little Ethiopia.
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